Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Stephanie Di Giusto

Country: France
Original Title: LA DANSEUSE

Running Time: 108min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition

An inspired fusion of fact and fiction, Stéphanie di Giusto’s debut takes as its subject the life and work of the underappreciated American dancer Loïe Fuller. The Dancer follows Fuller (alluringly portrayed by the singer Soko) as she makes her way from America to Belle époque Europe, where her innovations in movement, costume and lighting dazzle audiences and bring her into contact—and some friction—with the likes of Isadora Duncan (played by Lily-Rose Depp).

Based on Giovanni Lista’s novel about Fuller, The Dancer is a bio-pic buoyed with conjecture—which is another way of saying that this is history transformed into rapturous, visually breathtaking cinema, reminding us of the legacy of one of America’s forgotten artistic pioneers.


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Director: Stephanie Di Giusto

Cinematographer: Benoit Debie

Cast: Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Depp, François Damiens

Stephanie Di Giusto

Stéphanie di Giusto is a French filmmaker, photographer and designer. She studied at Paris’ École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs. She worked in advertising, collaborated with designers and directed music videos before making her feature directorial and screenwriting debut with The Dancer (16). Sarah Thibau, another first-time feature screenwriter, worked with her on the first draft.

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